Home Made car window cleaner

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Does anyone have any ideas what to use instead of spending pounds on "blue" stuff from the garage etc.
The best work is the cheapest as the quality remains long after the price is forgotten

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  • rushnowtrushnowt Forumite
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    i use distilled vinegar and water for all my windows car included, does just a good a job as anything else, much cheaper and no smears ;) ;D
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  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    where do you put it, in the washer bottle?
  • perhaps i didnt make it clear.. i want to put it in the washer bottle as opposed to cleaning the windows. i was not sure that you could put vinegar in the washer bottle as it might cause a problem.

    Anyone got a bright idea?
    The best work is the cheapest as the quality remains long after the price is forgotten
  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    Washing up liquid works for me.
  • 1601199616011996 Forumite
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    i use washing up liquid neat when inside of windows are dry, to stop it steaming up.
  • Washing up liquid works for me.
    Washing up liquid rotts rubber so beware on older cars with the non-bonded type screens. It's full of salt and other chemicals.

    I always buy the concentrated screen-wash, it's normally about a £1 from supermarkets, mix it with normal tap water varying the strength according to the weather/temperature. I keep an old 5l bottle in the garage and mix it in that. Fill it with water, about 3/4 to 4/5 full, then put the concentrate in. Do it the other way round and it foams up and you waste it :rolleyes: A 5l mix lasts me 3-4 weeks and I do about 350 miles a week.

    For what it costs, I can't see the sense in trying to save on it, it's a safety issue too, a clear windscreen's a blessing at this time of year.
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    my OH swears by stardrops you only need a small amount made up with water
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    i always used to use washing up liquid - untill on a very cold icy morning it froze on contact with the window ( i was high up on a hill and it was sub zero) trying to clean the muck off my windows just made things worse and i had to pull over. i have since used a comercial screen wash as it copes with cold windows in freezing conditions better.
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    DeskBob wrote: »
    I always buy the concentrated screen-wash, it's normally about a £1 from supermarkets, mix it with normal tap water varying the strength according to the weather/temperature. I keep an old 5l bottle in the garage and mix it in that.

    same as i do. lasts ages and doesnt cost as much as already mixed stuff. asda had a bottle for £1 which i made about 10 litres
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